Entries by Stacey Petersen

College Essay Writing Bootcamp

Attention parents of SPHS class of 2023 Your teen is just 7 months away from submitting her/his first college application! Can you believe it? WOWZA! Breathe. If s/he is applying to at least one UC school and/or to Top 100 colleges, they will need interesting, engaging, and compelling essays. Their list of colleges is meant […]

SPUSD Principals Share Their Appreciation for SPEF

The mission of the South Pasadena Educational Foundation is to support educational excellence in the public schools of South Pasadena. We do so by raising funds to supplement the school district’s budget and by operating enrichment programs for local students. These funds directly impact all of our SPUSD students at all five schools. Here our […]

$50,000 Awarded to Teachers in SPUSD

Every year SPEF offers the Teacher Direct Grant Program to encourage the enhancement and enrichment of educational activities in order to develop and cultivate student achievement. These grants are offered to help fund activities that are innovative and have a far-reaching effect. The Teacher Direct Grant Program is in place to further SPEF’s mission to […]

Fall Fund Drive 2021

A gift to SPEF will benefit students at all five South Pasadena public schools. SPEF’s annual fall fund drive, happening again this year, is a convenient way for you to help all students in the school district. In October, every family in the district will receive a fundraising phone call, unless you have already given, and […]

CYRM Program

California Young Reader Medal   Over the fall, our Teacher Direct Grants committee awarded each of our three elementary librarians a grant to run their schools’ annual California Young Reader Medal program. The librarians are working with teachers to read each class. Students eventually will vote on their favorite book. The California Young Reader Medal program, established in […]

Summer Enrichment Programs

SPEF Summer Enrichment Programs registration will be open for enrollment on February 24, 2021.  South Pasadena students can enjoy a robust assortment of enrichment opportunities that supplement the school year. As State budgets shrink and school districts must make difficult decisions to stop offering enrichment programs, SPEF helps support educational excellence with programs in visual […]

2020-2021 SPEF Board Applications

20-21 Board App Cover Letter Board Application 20-21_Fillable A Little About SPEF SPEF Board applications are open for the 2020-2021 school year. If you want to make a positive impact on all five schools in South Pasadena then this is where you belong! SPEF provides the funds to enable the district to offer educational enrichment […]